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Hommage paid to murdered ‘nurse couple’

Hundreds of medics in the North West Region of Cameroon came out in their numbers on Wednesday to pay their last respects to their colleagues who were allegedly shot at the weekend by soldiers in Mbengwi.

The deceased , Nancy Azah and her husband, Njong Paddisco, both nurses who ran two separate clinics in Mbengwi were allegedly shot by soldiers at the weekend on their way from the farm.

Their killing has provoked outrage in the medical corps in the North West Region of Cameroon as they feel unsafe with the current turn of events.

Reports have emerged in recent weeks accusing soldiers of invading health centres in the two English-speaking regions of Cameroon and attacking medics for treating alleged separatists

In May, the Chairman of the Social Democratic Front Ni John Fru Ndi accused Cameroonian security forces of pulling out a wounded teenager and his brother from a clinic in Santa before shooting them to death.

The latest killing in Mbengwi brings to the fore the growing threat faced by health personnel amidst the growing violence in the region. The Mbengwi couple was buried today in Alabukam leaving behind five children to mourn them.


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